Wednesday Well Wishes
Remote Counseling-week 7
Kindness and Self-Concept
The Cool Beans in this story showed kind acts towards the little bean. What kind acts did you notice? After they were kind, the Little Bean also wanted to be kind to others. That's how kindness works and you can spread it in your home during these times, just like we would at school.
The Little Bean was also experiencing some negative thoughts about himself. He would say things that weren't kind to himself and then he began to believe these things were true even though they weren't. The Cool Beans helped him feel happiness again, but what are some things he could have said to himself to practice positive self-talk? Here are some ideas:
When we do our 4-step check-in, step one is directly related to happiness. Take a moment to stop and think of one thing you are grateful for and notice the feeling of happiness that visits you when you practice this gratitude.
Feeling of the Week- HAPPY
Happiness is wonderful for sharing and can also be used as a tool for reflection. When you notice you are your happiest, stop and think...Are you happy about something that was in your circle of control or outside? What steps did you take to contribute to the happiness? What did others do that contributed to your happiness?
Task Card: KINDNESS
Make a list of everyone in your house. Think of at least one act of kindness that you can do for each of them today and do it. How do you feel when you are acting kind to someone else? How are they feeling?
Feeling of the Week- HAPPY
Connect with Mrs. Krug
Need more help? We can connect by email or conference by phone at (832) 780-9054. My office hours for this next week are:
Wednesday, May 6: 3:00-4:00
Thursday, May 7: 10:00-11:00
Tuesday, May 12: 11:00-12:00
(or email me to schedule a time that works best for you)
"I Can Calm": SQUARE BREATHING
Even when most of your days feel happy, there can still be times that you'll need a calming technique throughout the day. Let's try square breathing this week! Square breathing can be done just about anywhere and it is also simple to teach to others:
Parent Tip of the Week: KEEP CHECKING IN
Even if you develop "new normal" with your child during these times and see their happiness grow, don't forget to check in with them often. Open ended questions are always best, as well as neutral type settings such as while you are coloring, driving, etc.
Texas Mental Health Hotline
Overwhelmed? Stress? Anxiety? This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919
National Help Hotline